WVU Camp Kesem, a free summer camp for children of cancer patients, is still accepting campers for a week of fun activities at Camp Sandy Cove in High View, W.Va. (Hampshire County), June 10-15. Learn more.
WVU is one of several colleges around the country that host a Camp Kesem summer camp between June and August for children ages six to 18, who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.
The co-directors of the camp are also in need of two volunteer nurses. If you are a nurse and are available, please call (443) 914-2988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical and vaginal cancers can go unnoticed for years—silently growing, spreading and invading other organs—and by the time they’re detected, they may be so advanced that the patient’s prognosis is poor and her treatment options few. Valerie Galvan Turner, a gynecologic oncologist at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, has opened a randomized clinical trial to assess whether a novel supplemental treatment can help chemotherapy and radiation fight these dangerous forms of cancer better.